Small Animal Orthopaedics Q&A 17

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A dorsopalmar view radiograph of the right carpus of a seven-year-old, male domestic shorthair cat which presented with a three-month history of lameness, weight loss and lethargy. On clinical examination the cat was pyrexic with bilaterally warm, swollen, painful carpi and hocks. Crepitus was elicited on manipulation of all of these joints. Significant muscle wasting was noted in both fore and hindlimbs.

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